Sunday 24th June 2018
4th Sunday after Trinity

Communion Service at 10:30am

Theme: The Work of the Holy Spirit; Regeneration

Lead: Rev. Christy

Readings: Psalm 85:7-end, Ezekiel 36:22-30, Colossians 3:1-14

Talk: Obi

THE COLLECT FOR THIS SUNDAY

Gracious Father, by the obedience of Jesus you brought salvation to our wayward world: draw us into harmony with your will, that we may find all things restored in him, our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Please join us for a cuppa after the service

NEXT SUNDAY

Sunday 1st July 2018
5th Sunday after Trinity

Worship Service at 10:30am

Readings: Psalm 92:1-8, Acts 1:1-9, Mark 13:1-11

PRAYER FOCUS FOR THIS WEEK

  • Pray for the bereaved, lonely and sick, especially Len, Matthew, Edward, Jeff Fraser, Alice Howsen, Carmella Gerber's son, Suzan and Alphonso, Ann-Kathrin's Mum, Margaret, Kathy.
  • Pray for all those who work or live in Romford Road and those we met during the Parish Outreach.
  • Pray for world leaders, guide and support them in all that they do.
  • Pray for the Church and her life.
  • Pray for persecuted Christians all over the world.
  • Pray for all students preparing for exams.
  • Pray for young families grappling with the balance of having small children and working.

Scripture for the Week: Colossians 3:2-3

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.


Are you going into hospital, ill or recently lost a loved one: Please ring the Vicarage Office on 020 8221 0902. Our Parish Administrator is in the office Monday-Thursday 9:30am-12:30pm. At other times, please leave your message and Rev. Christy will pick it up.

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NOTICES & INFORMATION

Prayer

Saturday Join Carmel and others to pray for St Matthews Church at 9:30am-10:30am

Sunday Join Sandra E, Joyce and others for Prayers before the Service

Wednesday: Morning Prayer at 9am with coffee at 10am

Wednesday: Bible Study Group - Meets in Church at 7:30pm

Wednesday: Prayer & discussion group - meets every fortnight at Louise's house at 8pm

Children

Monday: Stratford Rising Stars Meets in Church at 6pm

Wednesday: Parents & Toddlers Group NO MEETING THIS WEEK


ADVANCE NOTICES:

Saturday 23rd June: Day trip to Herne Bay. Have you signed up and paid?. Payment is £20 adult, £5 child, see John W.

Saturday 30th June: St John's Fundraising Concert for collapsed ceiling at 7:30pm. Tickets £5. Everyone welcome

Sunday 8th July: Service of Appreciation for Obi & Ann. There will be a bring and share lunch afterwards.


OTHER INFORMATION:

PETITION FOR ST MATTHEW'S SIGNPOST: Please do sign this petition if you have not yet done so. See the Welcome Desk.

WINDRUSH GENERATION: If you have been in the UK over 20 yrs and are worried about your immigration status, contact MP Lyn Brown on 020 7219 6999 and speak to a caseworker



Our Vision for St Matthew's

We are a church centred on prayer, worship and scripture & committed to God and to each other. Jesus's example motivates us to love, care for and support those in our local community and the wider world. We welcome everyone into our community of faith and aim to encourage and inspire so that all may flourish and grow.

Please read the Notice Board every week for St Matthew's events for 2018 and other items of interest in Newham.

2018 Year of Growth (Acts 2:42-end)
Are you growing in your walk with the Lord? What has changed? What has helped you?

The Food Bank: Please use the Box provided. See Noticeboard for full list of items needed. Please give to the less privileged.

Giving is part of our call to discipleship. You can give and support the Church regularly by setting up a Standing Order for St Matthew's Church. See Isobelle for information.

Facebook & Twitter: You can now follow what's happening at St Matthews by following us on Facebook & Twitter, keep yourself right up to date!

Visitors & New Members: Please sign our Visitors Book and collect a Welcome Pack.

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DATA PROTECTION FORMS: Have you signed up yet, if you want us to be able to contact you, please collect and complete a Form from the Welcome Desk.

CONFIRMATION & BAPTISM CLASSES: Anyone interested in being confirmed or baptised should speak to Christy. Classes start shortly.

ANTI-TERRORISM TRAINING: See Noticeboard. A short video will be shown during the Service over the next few weeks.



Talk to Rev. Christy about: Baptism, Wedding, Bible Study and Volunteering. See Our Contact page for how to get in touch